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I firmly believe in women supporting other women and had this vision of gathering mommy bloggers who cover fashion in NYC together for an inspiring networking session.  The vision came to life last week when these beautiful women came dressed in black and white to match the event’s theme.


Upon arrival, guests delved deep into meaningful conversations with the icebreaking opening question, ‘what is your blog’s greatest highlight and challenge these days.”  We mixed and mingled and got to one another’s businesses.  I find that asking the right questions sparks the most interesting conversations.


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All the food and decor was black and white which was easy for me because this is a favored theme of mine and I happen to own a ton of it already.  So I simply used old damask curtains as linens, lined my party platters with damask papers, bought black and white beverages and placed all the salads and light bites into black/white containers that I already owned.

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Here’s a closer look at the f&b table.  The custom cake pops and #fab_mom cookies are by Angela from Sweet Fix, a NY based, fellow mompreneur. You’ll see that the sushi, black and white desserts and drinks continued the black and white theme.

Plus we had VROU, our water sponsor offering tastings of all their enriched water flavors.


vrou waterI couldn’t have set this all up without the help of my friend and special speaker of the night, Hope McGrath who came in a couple hours early to help setup and greet guests.

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The two of us have started working side by side, once a week on similar business strategies and in doing so have worked out an in-trade partnership where we trade hours working and helping one another on each other’s special events.  It is this sort of creative collaboration that I’m hoping would inspire others to do the same at this event and beyond.


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Hope, who is now a transformational life coach, (doesn’t her name sound like she was born to do this??)  led a helpful exercise which required everyone to reconsider and practice their elevator pitch.

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The goody bags had further information on how to follow-up and further refine that pitch.


Throughout the event, new connections and friends were made, requests on how we could support each other were verbalized, and we all left feeling a little more rejuvenated and motivated.

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And thanks to Tricia from Roden + Fields we received some pampering and oohed and ahhed at all the amazing before/after photos of people who have used her products.

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At the end of the event, Hope randomly pulled 5 winning names for the raffles.  A special thanks goes out to the following raffle sponsors:  Cosabella, Roden + Fields, Soul Cycle, and Kidville Fidi.


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Special thanks to goody bag sponsors:

And thanks to all my #fab_mom friends!  Remember to tag #fab_mom on your mommy and me pics on Instagram, follow @fab_kids and @fabgabblog and enter for your chance at a feature!

Congrats to Delilah who won the deluxe NYFW goody bag for being our very first guest to arrive!

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And special thanks goes out to the event photographer for the night, Regi Brown!

Go check him out for his photography and videography services!

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Congrats to Patricia Cory Parsons who won the goody bag giveaway! And keep a lookout since I’m running a series of giveaways through the blog!

Enter to win this fabulously filled-to-the-brim, goody bag giveaway!  All you have to do is:

  • comment in 2 blog posts other than this one, and like FabGabBlog’s Facebook page.  (1 entry)
  • leave your email in this blog’s post as a comment with any additional links (see below)
  • Get 5 extra entries for sharing any blog entry on your Facebook (just leave a comment in this post with a link showing me where)
  • Get 5 extra entries for sharing any blog entry on your blog or website (just leave a comment in this post with a link showing me where)
  • Get 3 extra entries for sharing this link on your Twitter (leave a comment in this post with a link showing me where)
  • Get 3 extra entries for following me on www.pinterest/  (let me know your pinterest handle)

The giveaway includes, a Bebe wallet, hair care products, Emu scarf, cosmetic case, sunglasses, Crest white strips, lip gloss, Thong, glittery nail polish, beverage canister, skincare products and more! Good luck everyone!!


The giveaway will end June 15th and a drawing will determine the winner.


The Style 360 lounge at the Metropolitan Pavillion didn’t just house the Bebe fashion show which I wrote about here, it also showcased this fun photo opp by New York Post, giveaways, and these cute cupcakes.

Darling, aren’t they? You know how I love bows.

The New York Fashion Week photo opp sort of reminded me of last season’s Daily photo opp where fashionistas were encouraged to pose in front of a fake Daily cover.

During the week, I collected a bunch of fashion week goodies – all to giveaway to a lucky FabGabBlog reader like you! Look out for my next post which will give you a chance to win a New York Fashion Week goody bag.

Til then, here are some photos of goodies from seasons past…


Ever since I started this blog, I’ve enjoyed the perks of getting fashion deliveries.  Today a charitable group called Fashion Delivers actually delivered this wonderful care package filled with Echo scarves, gloves, and an Alice & Olivia vip discount card.  Thank you Fashion Delivers! I’m giving away the Tiffany blue quilted gloves to my friend Tiffany and giving away the paisley and striped scarves to a lucky reader.  I’m adding it to my next goody bag giveaway.  The teal blue crinkle scarf is something I plan to wear tomorrow.  I found it perfectly matched the H&M blazer already in my closet.

Here is the picture of the scarf on.I’m wearing this outfit tomorrow ‘cuz it matches the teal/black & white/ pink dessert table that I’m creating for Lafayette 148.  I’ll show you pics next week!

Is anyone else loving this bright teal for spring?

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter to win the NY fashion week goody bag giveaway!


Now that a winner is chosen for the last NY fashion week goody bag, here’s the second in the series of giveaways!

Winner receives fashion week tote bag , Daily fashion mag, sz M Spanx-like body wrap, spa slippers, water bottle, TresSemme hairspray, Conair brushes and mini crimping iron, glittery nail polish, mascara, gems for your nails and more!

All you have to do is:

  • be a U.S. resident (please confirm the state that you live in when confirming your email. see below).
  • supply your email so I can contact you to find out your shipping address if you’re the winner
  • state your age (or age range if you don’t want to be specific)

One entry for each:

  • Facebook wall post (must include link as comment here)
  • Tweet (must include link as comment here)
  • comment in another post

Good luck to everyone!


Gone are the good ole’ days when fashion week meant a cabinet re-filled with fashionable freebies.  Below is a sentimental sample of what one week of fashion shows USED to yield.

Yes, that’s DKNY branded champagne, and no free magazines weren’t included in this pictorial summary.

My favorite freebies were always the certificates for spa, restaurant and gym experiences.


Bebe goody bag contents:

  • black tote bag ( I must have collected a hundred of these totes through the 10years of fashion weeks that I’ve attended)
  • Bebe perfume (uh can you say “re-gift?”)
  • sample of Kim Kardashian’s new perfume (smells great, sort of reminiscent of Tom Ford’s men’s cologne though)
  • Tigi Volumizing hair spray (awesome.  I could use new hairspray)
  • coupon for Toni & Guy (in Hoboken NJ? yea right..)
  • heart shaped candies (couldn’t be cuter)
  • Pop chips (I’m so addicted to these, I went out and bought a big bag for me to munch on at home!)  Brand managers, take note:  product insertions into goody bags really DO work :)

Mimkho goody bag contents:

  1. Russian chocolate bar and candies
  2. after party invite (not attending)
  3. buttons that I’ll never wear

(basically a very big bag for a whole ‘lotta nothing)

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